When Summarizing Your Resume Experience Goes Wrong

Summary

Everyone understands that part of the process when putting your resume in order is to pay close attention to your experience section. It can be assumed that you know it’s important for you to portray all your skills in an attractive manner.

So what happens when that experience threatens to take your resume over the maximum two pages? What should you do then?

One word. Summarizing. With summarizing comes a caution to avoid errors. Those errors are what I will be discussing with you in this week’s video.

I will share a few things you need to know that will prevent you from experiencing a summarizing failure.

Sit with me throughout the entire video, because at the end is where I share with you my favorite Bonus Tip for UPs. You are sure to gain some insight on how to better your job searching experience – no matter your background and/or beliefs.

If you know you are in need of formatting your resume in a way that makes you the standout candidate, then you don’t want to miss this video. It will get you on the right track and leave you feeling confident about your resume.

 

 

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Transcript

Hey Jobseekers, I’m Jennifer Tardy, Your Career Success Coach and welcome back to our CareerSuccess Channel for UPs.

I’m excited to talk to you today about where job seekers are going wrong with summarizing their experience in their resume. It is so important that you watch this video so that you do not make the same mistakes and have the same red flags.

Make sure you stick around to the end because you don’t want to miss my favorite segment, #CareerSuccess Bonus Tip for UPs.

Okay, are you ready to get started? Let’s go!

We’ve talked about a lot in previous videos about resume. Today is all about your experience section. So as you are listening to this advice, ask yourself how many of these are true for you. The more you can say “yes” to the more you need to begin working on your resume ASAP if you are trying to get that great job!

If you are watching this video odds are, you are interested in getting YOUR resume in tip top shape. If I am correct, I invite you to work with me to get this work done. I can show you how to create a Recruiter MAGENT Resume.

Learn more at JenniferTardy.com/resume

Red Flag #1: You look like you are taking steps back in your experience (no progression). Employers what to know that you are getting better from job to job. The only thing that makes an employer okay with seeing that a person left one job and went to another is if there was an opportunity to gain/learn more – and it benefited their overall career. But when it does not show on your resume, it begins to look like a red flag to an employer.

#1: You Are Digressing, Not Progressing

Question: What are some clever things that you’ve done on your resume to show or demonstrate career progression?

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Red Flag #2: there is no natural flow or connection between jobs. An employer wants to be able to make reasonable and sensible assumptions as to why you would go from one job to another. If they are unable to see connections and natural flows between jobs, then you must make the connection for them.

Red Flag #3: the reader cannot easily tell what you are an expert in. no one pays premium for a jack of all trades, premium is paid for specialists. You must first determine what type of job you want and make sure to build your resume around THAT. Show that you are an expert in THAT area. Pull in all of your expertise and make it align easily in that manner.

Question: In what you an expert? What is the number one thing that all (or the majority) of your work experience has in common? In other words, what’s something that each of your roles has in common?

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Red Flag #4: You do not show your accomplishments on the job. Always take a moment to show what you’ve turned around or made better just because you were there in that position. Share your accomplishments. Have you been tapped for more responsibility, have you received praise for something, have you.

Now, as Promised, I wanted to share with you a career success tip!

CareerSuccess Tip for UPs: Show me your resume and I can show you exactly who you THINK you are. So many people undercut themselves or downplay their experience. A resume is NOT the place to do this. I typically find that this happens with women and people of color more frequently.

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Now do you see where people are going wrong when writing their experience within the resume? This is serious.

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I’m Jennifer Tardy your CareerSuccess coach! I’ll see you in the next video.

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